Alexander Ludwig

Goethe University

Alexander Ludwig

PhD, University of Mannheim

Alexander Ludwig (Ph.D. in 2005, University of Mannheim) is professor for Public Finance and Macroeconomics Dynamics at Goethe University Frankfurt, director of ICIR at Goethe University and Research Fellow at CEPR. Prior to joining the Goethe University in 2014, he was Professor of Macroeconomics at University of Cologne (since 2009). He has studied the effects of demographic change on growth, on the inter- and intra-generational distribution of wealth and welfare, and on the optimal design of social insurance schemes in numerous articles. His work has been published in the Journal of Monetary Economics, the International Economic Review and the Journal of Public Economics, and other leading journals and has received more than 3700 Google Scholar citations.

Working Papers


Christopher Busch, Dirk Krueger, Alexander Ludwig, Irina Popova and Zainab Iftikhar

Should Germany Have Built a New Wall? Macroeconomic Lessons from the 2015-18 Refugee Wave

Journal of Monetary Economics, Vol.113, 28–55, August 2020, 10.1016/j.jmoneco.2020.04.004